The 2017 versions of the MV Agusta F3 RC have increased in price by $1500 and, in a telling move, have dropped the AMG logo.
Only 350 of the bikes will be available and they can be ordered in Australia now. Prices are $22,490 for the F3 675 RC and $24,990 for the F3 800 RC. Those prices are $1500 more than last year.
We can’t see that there have been any updates with the engines still producing 94.2kW (675) and 108.8kW (800).
The only visible change is the AMG has been taken off the bike.
This follows some disharmony between MV Agusta and major shareholder AMG-Mercedes.
MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni has publicly stated they have not benefited from the AMG connection.
He is looking for another major financial partner so they can buy out the Gemran connection.
However, AMG-Mercedes say they have no intention of divesting their interested in the Italian manufacturer. That’s because they are envious of Audi’s ownership of Ducati and BMW Motorrad.
Meanwhile, Australian MV Agusta importers Urban Moto Imports marketing manager Josh Pilley says the F3 RC models are now available to order.
“There have been many delivered so far, with a good proportion set aside for Australian and NZ customer orders,” he says.
“Personally, the RC is a motorcycle I would like to own. There is just something special about its design and livery, let alone its performance that grabs your attention.”
The race replica graphics are a tribute to their many World Supersport victories. Each bike is signed by racers Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti. There is also a signed certificate of origin.
They feature an impressive array of electronics: MVICS electronic platform (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), Ride by Wire throttle, three engine maps and a fully customisable map, and eight levels of traction control.
The RCs come a Sachs mono-shock, Marzocchi front forks and lightweight frame.
A special accessories kit on the race replicas includes license plate holder, single seat cover, MV Corse rear stand and bike cover.